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New eco-profile by manufacturer of polylactic acid (PLA) shows reductions in CO2 emissions and in fossil fuel use for 2006 since the last life-cycle assessment in 2003. The latest eco-profile of the co.'s corn-to-pellet polymer process promises a further shrinking of the co.'s environmental footprint in the next three years as it implements new technologies to reduce energy use and to create greater efficiencies in the overall production process, the co. reports.

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